The physiology of New York boarding-houses / Thomas Butler Gunn ; edited and with an introduction by David Faflik.Material type: TextPublication details: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009. Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 200 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813546216; 0813546214; 1281958786; 9781281958785; 9786611958787; 6611958789Subject(s): Lodging-houses -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century | Boardinghouses -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century | New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Small Business | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Boardinghouses | Lodging-houses | Manners and customs | New York (State) -- New York | 1800-1899Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Physiology of New York boarding-houses.DDC classification: 647.9409747/109034 LOC classification: HD7288.U4 | G86 2009ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
|Item type||Current library||Collection||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
Originally published: New York : Mason Brothers, 1857.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-200).
Print version record.
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; A Note on the Text; The Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses; Explanatory Notes; Further Reading; About the Editor.
The American boardinghouse once provided basic domestic shelter and constituted a uniquely modern world view for the first true generation of U.S. city-dwellers. Thomas Butler Gunn's classic 1857 account of urban habitation, The Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses, explores the process by which boardinghouse life was translated into a lively urban vernacular. Intimate in its confessional tone, comprehensive in its detail, disarmingly penetrating despite (or perhaps because of) its self-deprecating wit, Physiology is at once an essential introduction to a "lost" world of boarding.